Belmont Town News
By Richard Lenfest
Town Office hours are Monday 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Board of Selectmen meets Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. Code Enforcement hours are Tuesday 7-9 p.m. or by appointment. The Town Office phone number is 342-5722, and the fax number is 342-2252. Code Enforcement is 632-4741.
Presidents' Day holiday schedule
The Belmont Town Office will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day.
There is interest in town in providing a veterans' memorial on the grounds of the Belmont Town office. State Sand and Gravel of Belfast has volunteered to donate a suitably large stone or rock, free of charge, and to deliver and place it. The memorial would be at no cost to the town. An estimate is currently being sought for a bronze plaque, to be paid for by donations. it is intended that the memorial would be maintained by the Boy Scouts, who would also be responsible for placing a wreath and flag for memorial Day and Veterans' Day.
Plaque to honor Wilbur Buck
Wilbur buck, a veteran of World War II, gave the land on which the Belmont Town Office sits to the town about 1954 to build an elementary school to replace the aging one-room Greer's Corner Schoolhouse. With changes within the local school district, the Belmont Elementary School eventually became the Belmont Town Office and Community Building. Would the voters and taxpayers be interested in the town of Belmont placing a plaque to honor Wilbur Buck, perhaps attached to the building?
Liability insurance on Greer's Corner Schoolhouse
Belmont tends to be a quiet, very private town, which works to the detriment of obtaining material for the Belmont column in the Republican Journal, and also of the membership of the Greene Plantation Historical Society, which is Belmont's historical society. The Greer's Corner Schoolhouse, diagonally across the four corners from the Belmont Town Office, is likely the only building in Belmont that is on the national Register of Historic Places. The schoolhouse was built in 1907 and closed in the early winter of 1955. It is in the interest of the town of Belmont to preserve this piece of local history. The Greene Plantatio Historical Society requests that the town of Belmont cover the cost of liability insurance for this historic site on a continuing basis.
Agenda and warrant for Belmont town meeting
It is requested of the Belmont Select Board that the aforementioned items be placed on the agenda (warrant) for the 2013 Belmont town meeting scheduled for Monday, march 18, to be acted upon by the voters and taxpayers of Belmont.